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Sock of the Month: “Spice Market” Socks

Put some color in your step with our "Spice Market" Socks ...
Featuring Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball yarn!

The "Spice Market" Socks pay homage to the vibrant colors seen in traditional marketplaces across India, the Middle East and North Africa. Vendors sell a variety of goods from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and cheeses to wines and liquors, clothing, shoes and textiles. The lively activity is highlighted by the shouts of vendors tempting those passing by! It's a place not only to pick up your weekly groceries, but to catch up with neighbors, get a coffee or to hear live music.

Amy was taken with the bins of colorful spices and they quickly became the inspiration for the design of her eye-catching "Spice Market" Socks. Using the long color changes of Zauberball Yarn and an entrelac knitting technique, she was able to evoke the colors and shapes of the exotic spice market bins!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball Yarn!

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Spice Market Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Zauberball

When looking at the rows of spices in baskets, Amy's mind immediately went to the shape and structure of entrelac to create the Spice Market Socks!

Worked from the toe up, the top of the foot and leg are knit in entrelac while the bottom of the foot remains in stockinette stitch. The socks have a pretty eye of partridge heel and and a ribbed cuff with a couple of rows of reverse-stockinette for a decorative edge.

PLEASE NOTE: Amy happened to get very closely matching color repeats on her socks ... but this almost never happens with Zauberball self-striping yarn. If you absolutely must have semi-matching socks, you may want to wind the yarn by hand (it does not play well with a swift and ball winder) to get two balls that start at roughly the same color repeat. Or, simply embrace the uniqueness of the two slightly mismatched socks ... they are so in style right now!!

Finished Sizes

Small (Medium, Large) - Due to the stretchy nature of the entrelac blocks, these socks can stretch lengthwise or around. The medium size is approx. 7" wide but can stretch to 9" wide.

Materials

1 skein of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball

Shown in Oktoberfest

Yardage

Approximately 375, (400, 430) yards (1 ball)

Needles

2 x 24" circular needles - Choose your foot width (narrow, medium or wide) and foot length (small or medium/large) to determine which needle to use.
SEE NEEDLE SIZES BELOW -

Foot Length​             

Small

Med/Large

Narrow Foot

2.00mm

2.25mm

Medium Foot

2.25mm

2.50mm

Wide Foot

2.50mm

2.75mm

Gauge

30 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 1.5 [2.50mm]

Notions

1 double point needle for transferring stitches, crochet hook US B for casting on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Spice Market" Socks   |   Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball  |  Shown in Oktoberfest

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YARN

Schoppel Wolle Zauberball

“Zauberball is a unique single ply yarn that is dyed in long color stripes. It is the perfect playground for different types colorwork, but it also looks terrific in simple styles, too. A wonderful yarn for socks, Zauberball also looks lovely as a shawl or other accessory!

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Wool / 25% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

459 yds in 100g

Gauge

30 sts over 4" on US 0 – 2 [2.00 – 3.00mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Canterbury” Socks

Step back in time in our elegant "Canterbury" Socks ...
Featuring Knit One Crochet Too's Crock O Dye yarn!

With an impressive mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, much of the 1400 year history of Canterbury Cathedral (and England during this time period) can be read within its beautiful walls! For that reason is it often referred to as “England in Stone".

The original cathedral was built by order of St. Augustine beginning in 598 AD. However, most of what can be seen today dates from 1067 due to a fire that all but destroyed the original structure. The cathedral's famed stained-glass windows were created in the late 1100s and early 1200s.

Its role as a monastery lasted until 1540 when King Henry VIII ordered the shrine of St. Thomas destroyed. The cathedral then became the headquarters of the Church of England.

The structure survived the Civil War of the 1640s and heavy bombing during World War II. Through all of this, the Canterbury Cathedral has remained one of the oldest and most famous spiritual buildings in England. It is awe inspiring to anyone who looks upon the expansive nave and intricate architecture of the cloisters ... both of which influenced the design of our "Canterbury" Socks!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Knit One Crochet Too's Crock-O-Dye Yarn!

Thank you to Grace for suggesting Canterbury Cathedral as a theme for this month's sock!

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Canterbury Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crock O Dye

The cables on the top of the Canterbury Socks were inspired by the Cathedral's cloisters built in the 15th century. And wow ... did Amy do a great job translating the gothic tracery and delicate columns into the design of these socks! 

Knit from the top down starting with a twisted rib, the series of cables are mirrored front and back. Columns run down the back of the leg and the top of the foot. Another set of tracery like cables flow gracefully to the end of the toe. A full gusset and ribbed heel flap give a snug, comfortable fit. You'll love wearing these cozy, elegant socks!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 8.75") approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 skein of Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

Shown in Amber

Yardage

Approximately 360, (375, 400) yards (1 skein)

Needles

2 x 24" circular needles to obtain gauge and size - SEE SIZES BELOW

Small        Cuff: 2.75mm     Foot: 2.25mm

Medium    Cuff: 3.0mm       Foot: 2.50mm

Large        Cuff: 3.25mm     Foot: 2.75mm or 3.0mm

Gauge

28 - 30 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Notions

Cable needle

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Canterbury" Socks   |   Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye  |  Shown in Amber

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YARN

Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

"Crock-O-Dye" yarn is kettle dyed for a great tonal effect. With a generous amount of silk and just enough nylon this yarn is perfect for making durable socks. It's soft and has great stitch definition as well!

Fiber Content

65% Superwash Wool / 20% Nylon / 15% Silk

Yardage / Weight

416 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Tulip Field” Socks

Knit Holland's colorful flower fields with our "Tulip Field" Socks ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!

The inspiration for the "Tulip Field" Socks came from the millions of flowers that transform the fields throughout the Netherlands into bright swatches of color every spring!

Imported from the Ottoman Empire, tulips came to Holland in the 16th century, eventually becoming so popular they created the first economic bubble known as "Tulip Mania". Flowers have been have been a vital part of the country's economy ever since. In fact, the flower business in the Netherlands make up about two-thirds of the total flower sales in the world ... that's a lot of daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips!

With a unique construction and lots of bold color, our "Tulip Field" Socks are the perfect tribute to Holland's beautiful fields of flowers.  Show off your colors ... wear them this summer with a pair of sandals!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn!

Thank you to Pamela M. for her lovely sock idea of spring tulip fields in Amsterdam!

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Tulip Field Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of CoBaSi

To create the vertical stripes of color in these socks, Amy reached deep into her bag of sock-knitting tricks! They are knit side to side, starting with the sole and back of the leg. In this section, two colors are knit side by side in each row with an intarsia join. (If you need a visual, check out Tin Can Knits fantastic intarsia color joining tutorial). The toe and heel shaping are achieved with increases, decreases and short rows.

Once the sole and back of the leg are complete, the rows for the top of the foot and front of the leg are knit with only one color at a time. The cast on stitches are grafted to the last row of worked stitches and then the toe is seamed. Lastly, stitches are picked up for the cuff.

It may seem complicated, but if you take it step by step you will end up with a terrific looking pair of socks that show off your mad sock-knitting skills!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approx. foot circumference, unstretched

7.75" (9", 10.5") approx. foot length, slightly stretched

Materials

5 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)

Shown in Blarney, VavavVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy

Yardage

Approximately 220 yards color A, 110 yards color B and 100 yards of colors C, D and E

Needles

2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

28 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook for provisional cast on

Notions

2 stitch markers, scrap yarn for provisional cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Tulip Field" Socks   |   HiKoo CoBaSi
Shown in Blarney, VavavaVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy

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YARN

HiKoo CoBaSi

Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!

Fiber Content 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
Yardage / Weight 220 yds in 50g
Gauge 26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat

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